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tummy tuck

n. Informal
Abdominoplasty.
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A procedure in which a large horizontal ellipse or wedge of skin and fat is excised from the anterior lower abdomen, and an upper abdominal flap is stretched to the suprapubic incision and sewn in place; the umbilicus is exteriorised through an incision in the flap at the proper level. In 2008, 100,000 procedures were performed at an average cost of $8,500
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tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty Cosmetic surgery A procedure in which a large horizontal ellipse of skin and fat is excised from the anterior lower abdomen, and an upper abdominal flap is stretched to the suprapubic incision and sewn in place; the umbilicus is exteriorized through an incision in the flap at the proper level Raison d'etre Vanity Cost $4100 Number procedures 2000 58,000. See Cosmetic surgery.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tum·my tuck

(tŭm'ē tŭk)
Colloquial usage for abdominoplasty (q.v.).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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